Walton Folk - Gigspanner

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write "Gigspanner are making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer" 5*****

Described by Folk Radio UK as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond”, they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” (Spiral Earth). 

Unsurprisingly, their appeal extends beyond the boundaries of folk audiences, to embrace those who simply love and appreciate beautiful and inspiring music played with passion and skill. 

Their most recent album release, ‘The Wife of Urban Law’ received several ‘Best Of’ end of year accolades, including making it on to Mojo’s ‘The 10 Best Folk Albums’ list. 

Joining Peter is guitarist Roger Flack, founding member of Celtic-Rock band The Tabs, and percussionist Sacha Trochet.

"Gigspanner has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, 
orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works. 
Their increasingly impressive sound is like no other" 
Folk Radio UK
"Gigspanner are a band who get better with every outing, studio or live, and this album cements their standing as one of the most interesting, vital and exciting outfits on the scene. Outstanding" 5***** Maverick Magazine
"Gigspanner are reshaping tradition in fascinating ways"fRoots Magazine
“A glorious musical tour de force...simply exquisite”4**** Spiral Earth
“Gigspanner work together in musical genius"EFDSS Magazine
"Magnificent....a feast of imaginative music"5***** The Telegraph
"Gigspanner have long had a knack of creating innovative music that puts them ahead of their field"Acoustic Magazine

Wednesday 13 November 8.00pm
Tickets £15.00
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Venue
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 2PF